New top cop for Canadian Armed Forces
Brig.-Gen. Simon Trudeau was appointed the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and assumed command of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group on May 28, 2018, as handed to him from Brig.-Gen. Rob Delaney.
Lt.-Gen. Alain Parent, acting vice-chief of the defence staff, presided over the ceremony held at Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa.
“We expect all Canadian Armed Forces members to serve with honour and fulfil their missions, but the expectation of trust is highest when considering the role of the Military Police who protect military communities – the foundation of our effectiveness and readiness as a fighting force,” Parent said. “Brig.-Gen. Delaney has exemplified this trust during his five years as Canadian Forces Provost Marshall and I am confident that Brig.-Gen. Trudeau will continue to lead the Military Police Group with the same passion and dedication.”
The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal (CFPM) is an advisor to the chief of the defence staff on policing matters. He or she is an active member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. The CFPM also is the Commander of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group.
Brig.-Gen. Simon Trudeau enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1988 and began his military police career following graduation from the College Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean in 1992. He has held numerous leadership positions across various functions, including operational deployments in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997 and Afghanistan in 2002. Prior to this appointment as he was deputy commander of the Canadian Forces Military Police Group.
Canadian Forces Military Police provide a variety of operational, law enforcement, investigative and security services at military establishments across Canada and throughout the world, wherever members of the Canadian Armed Forces serve.
The Canadian Forces Military Police Group is a professional police service. Its members are credentialed police officers within NATO and the Canadian police community.